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International Arbitration Statistics 2016 – Busy Times for Arbitral Institutions

2016 has been another busy year for the world’s arbitral institutions. This is reflected by the institutions’ caseload numbers that have been reported for...

Tribunal dismisses investor’s claims because of breach of admissibility requirements under the applicable BIT...

Tribunal dismisses investor's claims because of breach of admissibility requirements under the applicable BIT in the ICSID case Supervisión y Control S.A. v. Republic...

The Globalization of International Arbitration

A. Introduction International arbitration is often referred to as the area of globalization “par excellence.” Indeed, it is the preferred means of dispute resolution for...

Post M&A Disputes: Breach of Indemnification Clauses in M&A Contract

Indemnification clauses are common in share purchase agreements ("SPA"). Post M&A disputes frequently concern alleged breaches of such clauses. These disputes raise difficult questions...

Brazil: Law published today allows arbitration for extension of contracts and new bids on...

Law 13.448 was published today in Brazil, to regulate the possibility of extending or submitting to new bid certain current concessions of railways, highways...

Brazilian Labor Reform authorizes arbitration

On April 26 the Brazilian House of Representatives has approved a reform of the Brazilian Labor Code (“Consolidação das Leis do Trabalho”), aiming at...

Brazilian Superior Court denies Recognition of Award Due to Conflict Relating to Arbitrator’s Law...

On April 19, the special chamber of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice denied recognition of an arbitral award issued in the United States...

10th Anniversary Edition of International Arbitration Yearbook – now available!

Baker McKenzie has released the 10th anniversary edition of its annual International Arbitration Yearbook, an in-depth report reviewing significant developments in international arbitration over...

U.S. court denies request to vacate award based on alleged partiality of arbitrator and...

A U.S. District Court rejected Argentina’s attempt to vacate a USD 21 million international arbitration award in a proceeding administered by ICSID under the...

Brazilian Superior Court Suspends Lawsuit Pending Arbitration

Last February 9, the Second Section of the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ), the highest court for non-constitutional matters, has suspended an execution...